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DOUBLE SUMMER TIME

EDM (Early Day Motion) 389: tabled on 19 January 1994

Tabled in the 1993-94 session.

This motion has been signed by 99 Members. It has received 3 amendments.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Amendments to this motion

There have been 3 amendments submitted to this motion.

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Motion text

That this House recognises the enormous advantages for all the people of this country in moving Britain's clocks forward by one hour throughout the year, thereby matching daylight and waking hours more effectively; notes that the move is supported by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents and the Police Federation because, according to Transport Research Laboratory calculations, the result of such a move would be 140 fewer fatalities and 520 fewer serious injuries on the roads every year, with the Scots benefiting proportionately more than others; further notes that an extra hour of evening daylight would benefit children, working women, and elderly people, who are disadvantaged and threatened by the early dusk and darkness, as well as cutting energy costs by ú260 million per year; recognises the benefits that extra evening light would have on the health & lifestyle of the British people, and the ú1 billion increase in tourism revenues that the consequently longer holiday season would provide; similarly recognises the greater convenience to all business people communicating with and travelling to and from Europe; welcomes the European Commission's review of summer time arrangements in the Community which has now resulted in the adoption of a Directive to ensure that all EU members end summer time along with Britain in October; and therefore calls on the Government to allow Parliament to decide on Britain's move to single/double summer time at the earliest opportunity.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Alton, David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 January 1994
Liverpool, Mossley Hill
Anderson, Janet
Labour
Signed on 24 January 1994
Rossendale and Darwen
Banks, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 19 January 1994
Harrogate
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 19 January 1994
York
Bell, Sir Stuart
Labour
Signed on 19 January 1994
Middlesbrough
Benton, Mr Joe
Labour
Signed on 19 January 1994
Bootle
Bermingham, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 19 January 1994
St Helens South
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 19 January 1994
Sheffield, Attercliffe
Boyes, Roland
Labour
Signed on 3 February 1994
Houghton and Washington
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 19 January 1994
Birmingham, Northfield
Caborn, Mr Richard
Labour
Signed on 19 January 1994
Sheffield Central
Campbell, Mrs Anne
Labour
Signed on 19 January 1994
Cambridge
Churchill, Winston
Conservative
Signed on 3 February 1994
Davyhulme
Clark, Dr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 4 February 1994
Rochford
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
Signed on 19 January 1994
Cynon Valley
Coffey, Ann
Labour
Signed on 19 January 1994
Stockport
Colvin, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 19 January 1994
Romsey and Waterside
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 19 January 1994
Stockton North
Coombs, Anthony
Conservative
Signed on 19 January 1994
Wyre Forest
Cunliffe, Mr Lawrence
Labour
Signed on 19 January 1994
Leigh
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 19 January 1994
Coventry South East
Deva, Nirj
Conservative
Signed on 19 January 1994
Brentford and Isleworth
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 20 January 1994
Lewisham West
Durant, Sir Anthony
Conservative
Signed on 9 February 1994
Reading West
Enright, Derek
Labour
Signed on 19 January 1994
Hemsworth
Evans, David
Conservative
Signed on 10 February 1994
Welwyn Hatfield
Evans, John
Labour
Signed on 19 January 1994
St Helens North
Fabricant, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 19 January 1994
Mid Staffordshire
Faulds, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 19 January 1994
Warley East
Fenner, Dame Peggy
Conservative
Signed on 19 January 1994
Medway
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 19 January 1994
Birkenhead
Fisher, Mark
Labour
Signed on 19 January 1994
Stoke-on-Trent Central
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 19 January 1994
Newport West
Foulkes, George
Labour
Signed on 19 January 1994
Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 15 February 1994
Ilford South
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 19 January 1994
Walthamstow
Gilbert, Dr John
Labour
Signed on 19 January 1994
Dudley East
Gillan, Mrs Cheryl
Conservative
Signed on 19 January 1994
Chesham and Amersham
Golding, Mrs Llin
Labour
Signed on 19 January 1994
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Gordon, Mildred
Labour
Signed on 4 February 1994
Bow and Poplar
Griffiths, Nigel
Labour
Signed on 23 February 1994
Edinburgh South
Gunnell, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 25 January 1994
Morley and Leeds South
Hannam, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 19 January 1994
Exeter
Hanson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 19 January 1994
Delyn
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 January 1994
North Devon
Hawkins, Mr Nick
Conservative
Signed on 19 January 1994
Blackpool South
Heppell, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 24 January 1994
Nottingham East
Higgins, Sir Terence
Conservative
Signed on 19 January 1994
Worthing
Hill, Sir James
Conservative
Signed on 11 February 1994
Southampton, Test
Hill, Keith
Labour
Signed on 21 January 1994
Streatham
Howell, Sir Ralph
Conservative
Signed on 9 February 1994
North Norfolk
Howells, Dr Kim
Labour
Signed on 23 February 1994
Pontypridd
Hunt, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 19 January 1994
Ravensbourne
Jackson, Helen
Labour
Signed on 19 January 1994
Sheffield, Hillsborough
Jackson, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 21 January 1994
Wantage
Jones, Mr Jon Owen
Labour
Signed on 19 January 1994
Cardiff Central
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 20 January 1994
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 8 February 1994
Clwyd South West
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 February 1994
Cheltenham
Keen, Alan
Labour
Signed on 19 January 1994
Feltham and Heston
Lester, Sir James
Conservative
Signed on 19 January 1994
Broxtowe
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 20 January 1994
Brent East
Marland, Paul
Conservative
Signed on 19 January 1994
West Gloucestershire
Michael, Alun
Labour
Signed on 24 January 1994
Cardiff South and Penarth
Mitchell, Sir David
Conservative
Signed on 21 January 1994
North West Hampshire
Morgan, Mr Rhodri
Labour
Signed on 19 January 1994
Cardiff West
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 19 January 1994
Knowsley South
Oakes, Gordon
Labour
Signed on 24 January 1994
Halton
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 9 February 1994
Nuneaton
Powell, Sir Raymond
Labour
Signed on 19 January 1994
Ogmore
Randall, Stuart
Labour
Signed on 19 January 1994
Kingston upon Hull West
Rathbone, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 21 January 1994
Lewes
Rooker, Mr Jeff
Labour
Signed on 25 January 1994
Birmingham, Perry Barr
Shaw, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 31 January 1994
Dover
Spicer, Sir James
Conservative
Signed on 19 January 1994
West Dorset
Steel, Sir David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 January 1994
Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 20 January 1994
City of Durham
Temple-Morris, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 1 February 1994
Leominster
Thurnham, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 1 February 1994
Bolton North East
Tipping, Paddy
Labour
Signed on 19 January 1994
Sherwood
Townend, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 21 January 1994
Bridlington
Turner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 19 January 1994
Wolverhampton South East
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 January 1994
North Cornwall
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 19 January 1994
Stoke-on-Trent North
Ward, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 19 January 1994
Poole
Waterson, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 19 January 1994
Eastbourne
Whitney, Sir Ray
Conservative
Signed on 21 January 1994
Wycombe
Whittingdale, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 24 January 1994
South Colchester and Maldon
Williams, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 24 January 1994
Swansea West
Williams, Dr Alan
Labour
Signed on 19 January 1994
Carmarthen
Wright, Dr Tony
Labour
Signed on 19 January 1994
Cannock and Burntwood

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.

After a motion has been tabled, other Members can table amendments to it. Amendments to this motion are shown below.

DOUBLE SUMMER TIME (Amendment 1)
leave out from 'recognises' to end and add 'that there is no need to tinker with Britain's long standing daylight hours time arrangements, that arguments which suggest that accident rates will decrease with change do not hold water given past experimentation; and that the requirements of citizens of the United Kingdom should not be sacrificed in the drive towards European alignment in day to day issues'.
Ulster Unionist Party, East Londonderry
11
signatures
EDM 389A1: tabled on 19 January 1994
DOUBLE SUMMER TIME (Amendment 2)
leave out from 'provide' to 'and' in line 16.
Labour, Bethnal Green and Stepney
1
signature
EDM 389A2: tabled on 26 January 1994
DOUBLE SUMMER TIME (Amendment 3)
leave out from 'recognises' to end and add 'that there is need to tinker with Britain's long-standing daylight hours time arrangements, that arguments which suggest that accident rates will decrease with change do hold water given past experimentation, and that the requirements of citizens of the United Kingdom should not be sacrificed because of apathy or ignorance, but should be helped by moving clocks forward by one hour throughout the year.'.
Conservative, Eltham
1
signature
EDM 389A3: tabled on 3 February 1994